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Artist: Kyle Barnette
Title: "Jet Stream"
Medium: Painting - Mixed-Media
Size: 30" x 60" x 2"
Year Installed: 1998
*Please contact Meredith Clements to arrange a viewing of this work.
This painting is from a series of six paintings that the artist provides metaphorical windows for the windowless environment of the Emergency Operation Center. The artist attached the painting to the wall with bolts as a reminder of the center's emergency preparedness focus. This artwork is installed in a gathering room at the center. Viewing is by appointment only.
"Problem solving under pressure is represented by two opposing clouds which are bisected and linked by the horizontal movement of the Jet Stream. The docking maneuver of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts stands for collaboration and cooperation where once there was discord. The concept of idea displacement with one idea influencing and reshaping another idea is symbolized by the reference to the occluded front where one weather system overtakes another. The intersection and reconciliation of opposing ideas is represented by the activity in the center of the painting."